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[pah, pa] /pɑ, pæ/
(used as an exclamation of disgust or disbelief.)
Origin of pah
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • It depicted the assault and capture of a Maori pah, standing on a hill that rose gradually from the margin of a reedy swamp.

  • I wouldn't get up at all if it wasn't for Katie Mallard's pah'ty.

  • When I think of the other light-headed duffers who call themselves gentlemen …  pah!

    The Voice in the Fog Harold MacGrath
  • Mr. Gouger pursed up his lips, and uttered an impatient, "pah!"

    A Black Adonis Linn Boyd Porter
  • Rewi said the time was come, and we gathered together at the gate of the pah, all the women being with us.

  • The pah Utah was the only member of the party that did not manifest any alarm or excitement.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • I fancy that we may be of service to you in keeping down the fire of the enemy if you are attacking a pah.

    Maori and Settler G. A. Henty
  • As Elwood spoke the pah Utah rose in his canoe and stepped ashore.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • His hut, among those belonging to warriors of lower rank, stood at the rear of the pah, in front of a large open terrace.

  • He did not attach any importance to a boy-and-girl affair; not at all—pah!

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
British Dictionary definitions for pah


an exclamation of disgust, disbelief, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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pah in Medicine

PAH abbr.
para-aminohippuric acid

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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